Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes, Three Ways

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes, Three Ways
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  • 8Servings


Sweet Potatoes

  • 6 large sweet potatoes (3 lbs.), scrubbed and dried
  • EVOO
  • 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature, cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • Salt

Topping Options:

  • 2/3 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • EVOO, for tossing
  • 2/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2/3 cup mini marshmallows


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees . Rub the potatoes with EVOO and place on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until tender, 40 to 50 minutes. Let cool slightly. Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees .

Halve the potatoes lengthwise. Scoop the flesh from 8 halves into a large bowl, leaving a 1/4-inch-thick shell. Scoop the flesh from the remaining 4 halves, add to the bowl; discard the skins. Mix the butter, cinnamon, ginger, cayenne and 1 tsp. salt with the potatoes. Mound 6 heaping tbsp. of the potato mixture into each potato skin.

Choose and prepare your toppings. For pepitas, toss the seeds with EVOO and salt in a bowl. For pecans, using your hands, mix the nuts with the butter and sugar in another bowl. Sprinkle the pepitas, pecans or marshmallows over the potatoes; bake 10 minutes.